Protesters demand that Taliban should reopen schools for girls in Afghanistan

Women protesters

Afghan women and girls protest against the Taliban shutting schools. The Taliban shut the secondary schools just hours after opening them.

Where: Afghanistan

The Facts

Dozens of women and girls in Kabul, Afghanistan protested on Saturday against the Taliban’s decision not to allow girls to return to secondary schools.
The Taliban decided to shut the schools just hours after reopening them.
Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, the UK, the USA and the High Representative of the European Union issued a statement in condemnation of the Taliban’s decision against reopening secondary schools to Afghan girls.
The statement said, “We are united in our condemnation of the Taliban’s decision on March 23 to deny so many Afghan girls the opportunity to finally go back to school. The Taliban’s action contradicted its public assurances to the Afghan people and to the international community.”
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai tweeted, “The Taliban did not keep their promise. They will keep finding excuses to stop girls from learning – because they are afraid of educated girls and empowered women.”

Primary Sources

Direct, authoritative source material on this story.

Reference Articles

Articles Citable has ingested related to this story.

Reference Articles

Articles Citable has ingested related to this story.

Media Coverage

Why did we include this story

Most covered story by the media today

of articles referenced this story

Coverage by Media Outlet

Media outlets covering this story along with their positive or negative sentiment toward this story.